Erin Johnson's Recent Articles
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The Best Thing 9 Expert DIYers Bought This Year—Starting at Under $10
From tools to make life easier to beautiful finishes, here are the top recommendations from DIY experts.
Dec 21, 2020
The Easy $10 Room Transform Trick That I Stole from Working on a Movie Set
It's even easier than paint.
Dec 9, 2020
The 10 Best Outdoor Space Redos We Saw in 2020
From front porches to back patios, these are the very best outdoor redos editors saw this year.
Dec 7, 2020
The 10 Best IKEA Hacks We Saw in 2020
This year brought a lot of great IKEA hacks, but these 10 are the best of the best.
Dec 4, 2020
11 Stylish DIY Propagation Stations to Help You Multiply Your Houseplant Family
These DIYs are easy and chic.
Nov 24, 2020
Here's What's Making Your Houseplant Sad—and How to Fix It
There are a few translatable signs houseplants make when they're unhappy. Here's how to read them.
Nov 19, 2020
The Real Differences Between a $5 Plant and a $50 One, According to a Plant Pro
Do you really have to pay more to get a healthy houseplant?
Nov 10, 2020
11 Electrical Upgrades Everyone's Asking for Right Now, According to Pros
These are the top requests in 2020.
Oct 22, 2020
9 TikTok Organizing Hacks That’ll Save Your Life if You’re Downsizing to a Tiny Home
#VanLife devotees know a thing or two about small spaces.
Oct 16, 2020
12 Upgrades That’ll Squeeze More Storage into Your Kitchen—Without Changing Its Size
Smart changes can help you maximize the kitchen you have, without changing its footprint.
Oct 7, 2020
10 DIY Cat Trees and Other Furniture to Help Your Kitty Lounge and Play in Style
Your cat will love these simple DIY projects.
Sep 16, 2020
7 Front Door Plants to Give Your Home Fall Curb Appeal
Give your porch a colorful boost.
Sep 15, 2020
9 Crucial Things to Know Before You Knock Down a Wall
Going all-in on your home reno project? Here's what to know before busting out a sledgehammer.
Sep 14, 2020
The Best Patio and Yard Makeovers We've Seen So Far This Year
These transformations start at under a $100.
Sep 10, 2020
12 DIY Ideas for Faking a Cozy Book Nook in a Small Space
These escapes are downright dreamy.
Aug 26, 2020
7 Things Contractors Learned from Their Own Renovation Missteps
Learn from their mistakes to save yourself time, money, and effort.
Aug 21, 2020
What to Do if You Hate Your Paint Job (Yep, You Can Save It!)
Not wild about the color after all? All hope's not lost.
Aug 19, 2020
The 8 Best Furniture Makeovers We’ve Seen So Far This Year
These DIYers impress with their skills and creativity.
Aug 18, 2020
The 10 Coziest Before and After Transformations We've Ever Seen
From book nooks to outdoor hangouts, these spaces are all about feeling cozy and comfortable.
Aug 12, 2020
The Unexpected Paint Color Combination You Need to Try, Based on Your Enneagram Type
Here's some colorful inspiration for your next project.
Jul 31, 2020
Here’s What to Do if Your Older Home is Sabotaging Your Accent Wall Dreams
Pro painters have a few tricks for dealing with old, un-plumb walls.
Jul 29, 2020
Yes, Your Houseplants Can Get Sunburnt, Too
When your houseplants get burnt, there's no aloe vera gel to reach for. Here's how to prevent sun scalding and what to do if it happens.
Jul 27, 2020
The $0 Way to Always Have Real Flowers at Home
Just call this your "forever bouquet."
Jul 14, 2020
16 Ways to Refresh Your Wall Art Without Spending a Dollar
Tired of your looking at your same old artwork? Try one of these ideas to switch up the look for free.
Jul 11, 2020
10 Home Upgrades Your Neighbors Will Love
From curb appeal to soundproofing, there are plenty of home upgrades that are just as beneficial for your neighbors as they are for you.
Jul 3, 2020
10 Home Upgrades Your Neighbors Will Hate
Want to stay friendly with your neighbors? Think twice before taking on any of these upgrades.
Jun 27, 2020
How to Paint a Tile Floor for a Budget-Friendly, Colorful Upgrade
This budget-friendly upgrade is totally doable in a weekend—and way easier than replacing a whole tile floor!
Jun 23, 2020
11 Clever IKEA Hacks That’ll Help You Make the Most of Your Tiny Kitchen
No matter how small your kitchen, it still has big potential.
Jun 18, 2020
8 Smart IKEA Hacks to Pack More Storage into Your Tiny Closet
You don't have to knock down a wall to get a bigger closet—you can fake it!
Jun 12, 2020
8 Houseplants You Can Move Outside Now That It's Warm
Some of your houseplants are just as eager for outside time as you are. Here's how to do it right.
May 28, 2020
Yes, Your Home's Trickiest Spot Can Have a Plant—This Pro Gives Her Recs
Expert-approved picks to suit three of the trickiest rooms at home.
May 15, 2020
14 Foods You Can Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps
That trash is treasure.
Apr 23, 2020
This Easy Paint Project Will Make Your Home Look Instantly Cleaner
Low effort, high impact? Our favorite kind of project.
Apr 3, 2020
9 Things Pros Would Never Pay for in Their Own Kitchen Remodel
If the pros won't do it, why should you?
Mar 26, 2020
Grow a Garden Salad These 13 Vegetables You Can Plant in Early Spring
Turn your garden into a produce aisle with these 13 easy-to-grow vegetables.
Mar 15, 2020
Jumpstart Your Spring Garden By Planting These Colorful Blooming Perennials
16 different flowering perennials that will give your garden charm year after year.
Mar 14, 2020
Tossing Unused Paint Is More Complicated Than You Think
Here's how to do it right, whether you're working with oil, latex, or spray paint.
Mar 10, 2020
Here’s How to Know Which Pro to Hire for a Kitchen Reno
Our guide to whether your job needs a handyman, a contractor, a kitchen designer, or an architect.
Feb 25, 2020
10 Home Reno Safety Tips That'll Ensure You and Your House End Up in Good Shape
Take it from the pros: There's a right way to do a home reno to ensure your health and safety.
Feb 20, 2020
When It's OK to Paint Over Wallpaper (and How to Do It Right)
Stuck with stubborn wallpaper? You don't have to rip it down to change the look.
Feb 15, 2020
7 Overlooked Plants That Thrive in an Apartment with Overzealous Heat
Landlord got your apartment a little too toasty? No worries—these plants can take it.
Jan 22, 2020
8 Must-Do Projects for an Organized Laundry Room
We’ve rounded up a few projects that anyone can do to keep their laundry room organized and beautiful, and maybe even ease a little bit of the dread that goes along with the never-ending chore.
Jan 18, 2020
The $9 Find That's Literally Holding My Bed Together
I'll always be keeping this in my tool kit from now on—and you should, too.
Jan 17, 2020
9 Tiny Entryways with Seriously Big Organization Ideas
These teeny spaces are chock full of inspiration.
Jan 14, 2020
One Super Simple Way to Make Your Hanging Planter Look High-End
This fix is cheap, easy, and super luxe-looking.
Dec 9, 2019
How to Decorate Your Rental Walls Without Your Landlord Ever Finding Out
You can put the hammer away! These clever ideas won't leave any holes.
Oct 27, 2019